Search Results: "Robert Timberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHTINGALE'S SONG by Robert Timberg
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Timberg uses the stories of five men and the transformation of the Naval Academy to chronicle America's loss of innocent faith in itself and the consequences of that loss for a generation."
A sprawling, passionate account of the Vietnam and postwar journeys of Annapolis graduates John Poindexter, Robert McFarlane, Oliver North, John McCain, and James Webb. Read full book review >

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BLUE-EYED BOY by Robert Timberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2014

"An empathetic and extremely candid memoir from a man who decided 'to remember how I decided not to die…not let my future die.'"
A distinguished journalist and former Marine's account of returning home from Vietnam and finding personal and professional success despite life-altering disfigurement. Read full book review >

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CULTURE CRASH by Scott Timberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Timberg's bibliographic essay cites many authors echoing his arguments; a more focused analysis and concrete solutions would have strengthened this book."
A journalist investigates the state of the arts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2012

"Timberg and Halperin may ruffle feathers with some of their unorthodox views, but they present a forceful case with which future students of HIV and AIDS will have to reckon."
Timberg, the former Johannesburg bureau chief for the Washington Post and current deputy national security editor, and Halperin, an epidemiologist and AIDS expert at Harvard, trace the history, growth and spread of HIV and present what will in the minds of many be a controversial approach to addressing the disease. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

ELECTRIC BEN by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A work of breadth and energy, just like its subject; engaging and brimming with appeal for a wide audience. (Biography. 8-14)"
A beautifully realized labor of love and affection brings to life one of our brightest founding fathers. Read full book review >

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THE MOST AMAZING NIGHT BOOK by Robert Crowther
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Second, and an old problem at that, for institutional use: The book is not sturdy, and won't hold up to repeat viewings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A cross between a book and a toy: Readers are invited to lift flaps, pull tabs, and turn wheels and watch windows open and close, trains and airplanes move, movies run, and Ferris wheels spin. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE WITCH MAGIC by Robert Bender
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A promising debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Broomhelga likes to imagine the wicked deeds she would do if she ever got a chance; then, when little Wanda, a cheerful trick- or-treater, comes dauntlessly into her house and begs for a broomstick ride, Broomhelga obliges—only to discover that Wanda's delight is the best reward. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS STORY by Robert Sabuda
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"This memorable interpretation will appeal to collectors of pop-up books and Christmas stories and to Christian families who would like a special version of the Nativity story to share on Christmas Eve. (Pop-up picture book/religion. 4 & up)"
The renowned paper engineer offers a retelling of the Nativity story. Read full book review >